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Merlin Malt-G1 Gravel Bike – Shimano Tiagra 10 Speed

The Merlin Malt-G1 is our new, next generation Gravel Bike. Following hot on the heels of our popular Malt-G the new, improved G1 features a number of updates to the frame and componentry to make this versatile gravel bike even more fun to ride, and all at an amazingly affordable price! 

The Merlin Malt-G1 can handle a wide variety of terrain including gravel tracks and green lanes allowing you to combine sections of road with more challenging segments meaning more of your adventures can start at your front door. The Malt-G1 has a full complement of mounts the bike is ready to sport mudguards and even a rear pannier – so if you want to head off on a touring adventure or simply commute to work you can, no problem.
The Merlin Malt-G1 Gravel bike features a new double-butted 6061 Aluminium frame with thru-axles front and rear to ensure that wheels are kept securely in place, disc brakes are always perfectly aligned and steering precision is further enhanced thanks to the wheel hub and fork essentially becoming one unit. The Malt-G1 frame includes flat-mounts for disc brakes and internal cable routing for brake and gear cables giving a cleaner, less cluttered look to the bike as well as enhanced protection from grit and grime meaning your bike will run smoother for longer.
With a comfortable, confident geometry that encourages all-day riding the Malt-G1 features a carbon thru-axle fork that stops the ride feeling too harsh when you’re on the ruff-stuff and quality cable-activated disc brakes that deliver consistent, controllable braking in all weathers and riding conditions. As with our previous generation Malt-G gravel bike we’ve specced the G1 with a Shimano Tiagra 10-speed groupset; this dependable, precise shifting groupset with low-ratio gearing means you can take on any terrain with relative ease and be able to conquer the steepest hills. The Malt-G1 comes fitted with tough Mavic XM 119 wheels featuring 6-Bolt thru-axle disc hubs and fast rolling, gravel-friendly Kenda Kwick 35mm tyres which provide great traction while giving plenty of mud clearance between tyre, frame & fork.


  • Frame: Double Butted 6061 Series Aluminium with Thru-Axle & Flat Mount
  • Fork: Merlin Full-Carbon with Thru-Axle & Flat Mount
  • Wheels: Mavic XM 119 Rims with 6-Bolt Disc Hub – Thru Axle
  • Tyres: Kenda Kwick 35mm
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 4700
  • Chainset: Shimano 50/34T
  • Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 10 Speed 11-32T
  • Chain: Shimano 10 Speed
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Saddle: Merlin Black
  • Seatpost: Kalloy Uno 3D
  • Handlebars: Kalloy Uno 3D
  • Grips: Black Cork Handlebar Tape
  • Stem: Kalloy Uno 3D
  • Brake calipers: TRP Spyre




Please Note: All of our bikes are built to order and our current build time is 15-20 working days.


Sam Campbell I'm delighted with the Malt G1 Tiagra. And, like other reviewers, I'm relieved I listened to customer support about frame size. I would normally have gone for a larger frame (I'm 6'3"), but the 56 fits me very well. The standard of finish and level of components are excellent, and the bike rides very well. I've seen a couple of comments about the brakes being weak but, after bedding in and adjustment, I find them to be excellent. Couldn't be happier with the bike. Oh - and I get it at a little over 11Kg when I weigh it.
Mr Wilkinson Came very well packaged and set up relatively well from the start. Good value As a gravel and spare wheels for winter road bike (2 for 1) with shortcomings in the brakes but easily upgraded to spyre.
Mr Mcrobert Love my new bike it’s comfy and can feel myself improving on it a lot average around 30 mile per day through week and further at weekends bike copes well with dodgy roads around here ....on a side note customer service were brilliant to so thanks
Steve Goldthorpe Great bike, rides well. Feels really light, but this is my first foray into non-MTB cycling. On setup it needed a re-index on the rear derailleur, and front brakes required a little tweak too, but nothing too taxing, and probably to be expected after being in transit. Build and delivery took a few weeks, but that's to be expected with the current COVID situation. All in all, very pleased with my purchase, and the service by Merlin!
Jaro Surprisingly smooth and comfortable riding in your typical forest tour scenarios. Rear derailleur needed adjustment after delivery.
Mr Miller Was delivered today and just back from 1st 10mile ride and 1st time on drop bars. Great bike and spec rides lovely and very happy with my choice. Service from Merlin is also outstanding.
Mr Fernando I rode it couple of times now and I absolutely love it! Great bike!!
Mr Bratchie Very happy with the bike. These are big in size so double check with them first. Very comfortable riding position. I would definately reccomend
Henrik As mentioned by others consider to go for a smaller size frame (the 53cm G1 pretty much has the same geometry as my 56cm Felt FR). Also, the handlebars are very oldschool tight curved, so be prepared to upgrade these, if you prefer a more modern style. What the Tektro brakes lack in terms of finesse (they are a pain to adjust) the Tiagra groupset makes up for with crisp gear shifts. Build-quality is so-so, e.g. this is the first bike I’ve owned with an abundant use of cable ties , and the paintjob is not the best, but hey - this is a £700 bike. I’ve just done a few rides, but the bike feels very comfortable both on gravel and paved roads. Overall a lot of bike for small money! And then a final note important to at least mainland Europe buyers: brake levers are reversed, so left/rear, right/front (I know, others will claim that we are the ones with reversed brake lever setup). ;-)
Chris Sweet bike. Well made and looks good too. Very capable on and off road.
Mr Gray Absolute bargain - just check the sizing before you order. These come up biiiiiig, merlin customer support can advise!
Will Perkins I usually ride road bikes but do enjoy the odd off road ride. I also wanted something to go to the park with my daughters on. This ticks every box 100% it’s fast on road, comfortably and reliable off road and the spec is great especially for the cost. I would highly recommend.
Mr AL THAGAFI Fast shipping. Excellent bike. Great geometry that really fits me. Smooth and compliant. Love it.
Mr Arnold I ride mountain bikes and bought this to avoid having to use my mtb on road rides. Where I live the road surfaces leave a lot to be desired so I though a lightweight road bike wouldn't be a great idea. I have taken the bike on a few rides so far in rotten weather. I have to say I am impressed with it. Quality of frame & paintwork appears very good, its a nice looking bike. It weighs in about 25lbs with pedals if my scales are correct. Not the lightest bike out there but I'm sure it's not meant to be. Wheels are robust & group set is excellent quality for the price. It seems super quick on the road compared to my sluggish mtb. Brakes seem OK so far also. The main thing I love about this bike is I can do all the mechanical work on it with my existing limited tool kit. No dropped post, suspension linkages, press fit bb, bleed kit etc needed, brilliant! Congratulations on a great bike & fast shipping to Ireland Merlin 😁
ANDY Been riding this everyday for the past couple weeks. It's super comfortable and the shifting is really smooth. Love it.
Bert Great looks & feel, perfect bike
John This bike has exceeded expectations! I spent a long time researching gravel bikes and the Malt G was going to be the one for me. Then this version was announced and I'm so glad I waited. An excellent frame (with thru axles front and back) and sturdy wheelset have made for an ideal introduction to the world of gravel. Colour scheme is on point and all finishing kit, though not flashy, does job perfectly. Lyra brakes aren't the strongest stoppers I've ridden on, but once set up they do the job. A word about sizing: This bike is loooong I usually ride 53/54 frames, but I was advised to go for the small 50cm and glad I did as would have felt stretched out on the larger bike. The Malt G1 is a great value gravel package, but more importantly FUN!